Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt.
NEWS ITEM in Jersey
Evening Post of Friday 13 September 1918 Roll of Honour.
& Mrs Denis of 26 Albert Street received yesterday the news of the death in
France on 5th September from gun shot wounds of their only surviving son, Private
F C Denis of the Devonshire Regiment. The deceased, who was only 18 when he met
his death, was formerly employed by Messrs Cooper & Co, the tea merchants
formerly of Waterloo Street now of Halkett Place, and joined up on 5 July 1917.
The sympathy of all will be extended to Mr & Mrs Denis, their eldest son Private
W Denis, who was also in the Devons, was killed in June 1916 and what makes
the circumstances attending the death of the younger son so painful is that the
sad news was received in reply to an application that he should be allowed to
come to Jersey to see his mother who is very seriously ill. At the time of the
sending of the application it was not known that anything had happened to him,
but yesterday after receipt of the telegram a card was delivered by the postman
stating that he was wounded, whilst a letter was received from the Chaplain of
his Regiment giving news of his death.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record